Joe and I love trying out new restaurants. While other people settle into their favorite dining spots, my husband and I would much rather scour different parts of the city in hopes to discover our next, great meal.
There are, however, exceptions to every rule. Although visiting new places makes for a splendid and adventurous date-night-out, there’s a bakery where we’ve finally marked ourselves as “regulars.” It is the one place where we’ll consistently pop in for a pastry, take the time to have a sit-down Sunday brunch, and of course, the very spot where we ordered our magnificent wedding cake… I present to you, Duc de Lorraine.
Duc de Lorraine is like magic: step through their doors and you’ll instantly be transported to a perfect scene of an authentic Parisian café. You’ll hear dishes softly clinking against one another, calming music, and dine on the most beautiful marble tabletops.
Of course, humans have not yet mastered the art of teleportation, so while the ambiance is very Paris-like, a beautiful view from their large, sunny windows will show you the incredible St-Joseph’s Oratory, reminding you that Montreal is where you still are, and that a little taste of Europe awaits in your upcoming meal.
Truly authentic (and trust me, even Joe says so… and being born and raised in Europe, spending his college years in France, he’s a pretty tough judge to impress), and consistently delicious – last week, we enjoyed our usual Sunday brunch of chocolatines and 3-egg cheese omelettes.
Joe and I may bounce around from resto to resto, but we’ve found home and commitment to the Duc.
Duc de Lorraine – 5002 ch. de la Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal, QC, tel.: (514) 731-4128